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Tripat Rajinder Bajwa pays homage to 40 Muktas at Gurudwara Tutti Gandhi Sahib Muktsar

Raghbir Singh Brar | January 14, 2020 08:10 PM

“Political conferences at Religious functions violations of Sri Akal Takht Sahib’s edict, MOUs signed by former SAD-BJP government  with private power plants are the actual reason behind the hike of power rates’”Bajwa.

 “ No one can discriminate people on the basis of religion. Centre government has passed this bill by trampling the feelings of citizens,”Bajwa on CAA.

Cabinet Minister inaugurates also Robotic Sweeping Machines project.

 Muktsar: On the holy occasion of Maghi Mela held at Muktsar Sahib dedicated to 40 ‘Muktas’, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayats Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa  on Tuesday paid obeisance at Gurudwara Sri Tutti Gandhi Sahib and Gurudwara Saheedan Sahib. On the occasion, political advisor to Chief Minister Punjab and MLA Gidderbaha Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and former MLA Karan Kaur Brar were also present.

On the occasion, Bajwa said that he reached the historical town on the directions of chief minister Punjab and that he got a chance to pay an obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib as a humble Sikh. History of the life of 40 Muktas is still an inspiration and meaningful to us and gives guidance towards dedication to our Gurus, Bajwa added.

While responding to media persons, Bajwa said that by holding political conferences on holy occasions, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is violating the edict of Sri Akal Takht Sahib and hurting the sentiments of devotees.

Responding to another question, the Cabinet Minister said that the(memorandum of understanding) MOUs signed by former SAD-BJP government are the actual reason behind the hike of power rates. On the question regarding Citizenship Amendment Act, Bajwa said that as per constitution no one can discriminate people on the basis of religion. Centre government has passed this bill by trampling the feelings of citizens, he added. 

Meanwhile,Bajwa also inaugurated the Robotic Machine project at Akal Academy School for cleaning sewage manholes. He lauded the project, which is initiated under the 'Mera Muktsar Mera Maan' mission by the district administration under the directives of Punjab Government.

 “This technique would bring a new revolution in the work of cleaning the sewerage. The Department of Water Supply and Sanitation has currently purchased two machines at a cost of Rs. 90 lakh including five years of maintenance. Muktsar is a leading district to initiate this robotic project. After the success of pilot project in this district, it would be implemented in other districts as well”, he added.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Mr. M K Arvind Kumar IAS and SSP Mr. Rajbachan Singh Sandhu welcomed the Cabinet Minister.

Who were 40 Muktas in whose memory of Maghi Mela in Muktsar is held

After the long struggle against the Mughals in December 1704, Guru Gobind Singh had to leave Anandpur sahib and at this time, 40 Sikhs under the command of Bhai Mahan Singh gave the guru a “Bedava” meaning disclaimer that they were no longer his Sikhs nor was he their guru.

But when they returned home, Mata Bhago and their wives admonished them and realizing their mistake, they returned to seek the forgiveness of the Guru Gobind Singh and encountered with Mughal forces near Khidrana Di Dhab. They sacrificed their lives in that fierce battle and mortally wounded, Bhai Mahan Singh, on being asked his last wish by the guru, implored him to tear that Bedava(disclaimer written to him earlier) which he

 

The Guru torn down immediately. These 40 Sikhs were bestowed the title of 40 Mukta, meaning who attained salvation at Khidrana Di Dhab, and the place blessed with the name of Muktsar.

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